Skeletal pathological conditions of Lithuanian mummies
Keywords: mummies, bone, imaging, palaeopathology
AbstractThis report examines the bone lesions found during CT investigations of mummies from the Dominican Church of the Holy Spirit in Vilnius, Lithuania. Observed pathological conditions include a single fracture, osteoarthritis, malpositions and dental disease, as well as some normal variants of the human skeleton. These palaeopathological data provide a clearer picture of the mummies’ osteobiographies, and serve as a reminder about the importance of noninvasive techniques for the investigation of historical preserved remains.
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Piombino-Mascali, D., Kozakaitė, J., Tamošiūnas, A., Valančius, R., Panzer, S., & Jankauskas, R. (2014). Skeletal pathological conditions of Lithuanian mummies. Papers on Anthropology, 23(1), 118-126. https://doi.org/10.12697/poa.2014.23.1.10